Medical Center & Health Care
10/17/2016 Gearing Up for Flu Season: Prevention is KeyColder temps during the first months of fall are a stark reminder that people should start thinking about how to prevent the influenza virus, or the flu.
10/14/2016 Stony Brook Children's Shares Safety Tricks to Keep Halloween a TreatHalloween is meant to be the spookiest time of year, but no parent wants to experience a real scare on the special night. Stony Brook Children's experts share tips and tricks on how to steer clear from hidden health and safety dangers.
10/7/2016 First Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Center Opens in Tri-State RegionNearly 1,000 boys in the New York Tri-State area have been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and, until now, had to travel out of the state for comprehensive care. Stony Brook Children's Hospital stepped into the void and is becoming a destination for care for those patients residing in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut regions and beyond.
8/19/2016 Getting Your Kids Back-to-School and Back to SleepBetween the long summer days and fluctuating summer schedules, many families may find it challenging to help their children get the sleep they need without the protest -- the 10 to 13 hours for recommended for toddlers, 9 to 12 hours for school-aged children, and teenagers needing 8 to 10 hours.
8/18/2016 Scholars, Immigrants, Athletes: Stony Brook's Incoming Med Students Have Many Skills, FacesTheir paths into medicine are varied and inspiring - this is the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2020. All 132 incoming students officially began their training with the School's annual White Coat Ceremony on August 14. At the event the students received the physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time.
8/16/2016 Stony Brook Medicine Welcomes New Cardiothoracic Surgeons; Joanna Chikwe Appointed Chief of CT Surgery and Co-Director of the Heart Institute; Henry Tannous Joins CT Surgery TeamJoanna Chikwe, MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, has been appointed as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, joining Javed Butler, MD, MPH, Chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, as Co-Director of the Stony Brook University Heart Institute. Henry J. Tannous, MD, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and cardiothoracic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital, has been named Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
8/11/2016 Mount Sinai and Stony Brook Announce AffiliationStony Brook Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System today announced that they are entering into an affiliation agreement that includes collaboration on research, academic programs and clinical care initiatives, effective immediately. The institutions launched the partnership to heighten academic and research synergies and to promote discovery, provide expanded clinical trials for both institutions, and achieve breakthroughs in understanding and treating disease.
8/5/2016 Drones Used to Improve Healthcare Delivery in MadagascarDrones have become ubiquitous in our society; there is a national drone film festival, a national drone racing championship, and drones are being used extensively by the military for surveillance. But what would the world look like if this technology were used to improve the lives of the global poor? For the first time in history, drones are being used in a new, life-saving way to improve healthcare for vulnerable rural communities where delivery of care is hampered by poor or non-existent roads. Vayu, Inc. and Stony Brook University, with support from Madagascar government and backing from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), completed the first ever series of long-range, fully autonomous drone flights with blood and stool samples.
8/3/2016 Ralph Macchio 'Revved Up' Awareness of Important Health ScreeningsOn Sunday, July 31, 65 classic and exotic cars drove to Stony Brook University Cancer Center to partake in the first ever "Revved Up For a Cure Car Show." Over 200 participants had the chance to meet "Karate Kid" actor Ralph Macchio, who was 'in the driver's seat' as celebrity host and judge, and to take photos with the '47 Ford Convertible Coupe from the hit movie.
7/21/2016 Bike & Music Fest for Breast Cancer: Over 600 Rode in the 10th Annual Sticky Finger Motorcycle RunMore than 400 motorcycles with their riders and passengers -- adding up to over 600 participants -- took off from Stony Brook University Cancer Center on Sunday, July 17 for the Tenth Annual Sticky Finger Motorcycle Run. This event helped to raise over $20,000, of which will support breast cancer services and programs at Stony Brook, adding to the upwards of $180,000 raised by past runs.
7/21/2016 Thousands of Volunteered Hours of Pet Therapy, Crafts and More HonoredStony Brook University Hospital has named Mickey (Michael) Martin with his pet therapy dog Lucy as the Senior Volunteers of the Year and Sharon Dang as Junior Volunteer of the Year in recognition of their dedicated volunteer service to the Hospital.
7/15/2016 Stony Brook Medicine Named "Most Wired" for Eighth Consecutive YearStony Brook Medicine has earned the 'Most Wired®' designation from the American Hospital Association's Health Forum for the eighth consecutive year.
6/24/2016 Stony Brook Medicine Opens New Bariatric & Metabolic Weight Loss Center--Introduces New Facility, Offers More Choices to Lose WeightStony Brook Medicine celebrated the opening of the new Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center at Nicolls Professional Park on South Howell Avenue in Centereach, NY, on Thursday evening.
6/20/2016 Stony Brook Nurse Honored with State and County Award of ExcellenceConnie Kraft, RN, MSN, MS, CEN, who recently received the Registered Professional Nurse of Excellence award from the Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (REMSCO) has just been rewarded with the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council Nurse of Excellence award.
6/10/2016 Stony Brook Physician One of Three Selected as an Alpha Omega Alpha Leadership FellowSusan Lane, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine, and the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, has been named by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) as a recipient of the 2016 AΩA Fellow Leadership Award. Dr. Lane is one of only three to receive this national distinction, which the AΩA selects each year.
6/8/2016 Second EMS First Responder Vehicle Aids in Healthcare Expansion to Eastern Long Island HospitalStony Brook Medicine is expanding its clinical relationship and service to the North Fork of Long Island on the heels of the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees' approval of the affiliation between Stony Brook University Hospital and Eastern Long Island Hospital earlier this month.
6/8/2016 Stony Brook Medicine Honored with Greenhealth "Partner for Change" Sustainability AwardStony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) was awarded the 2015 "Greenhealth Partner for Change" Award by Practice Greenhealth. The award was presented on May 19 in Dallas, Texas at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, which is considered the premier national environmental conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability.
6/7/2016 Community Comes Together to Celebrate Life at 12th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day at Stony BrookNational Cancer Survivors Day is an annual event that is celebrated in communities across the country and held on the first Sunday in June. This year marks the twelfth year that the Stony Brook Cancer Center hosted the festivities. It is the one day each year when people around the world join together to honor cancer survivors.
5/27/2016 Burn Center Staff at Stony Brook Medicine Honored During Annual Burn Recognition DayThe Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center Fund expressed their gratitude to the staff of administrators, physicians, nurses, nutritionists, occupational therapists, social workers, and physical therapists of Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) Burn Center for their untiring efforts and compassionate care of the burned patients at the annual Burn Center Recognition Day on May 15.
5/24/2016 New MDs Enter Medical Profession at a Time of Change and Great AdvancesOne hundred and twenty-four Stony Brook University School of Medicine 2016 graduates will soon embark on their journeys as physicians, as the Class received their MD degrees during the School's 42nd Convocation, presided over by Kenneth Kaushansky, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine. They enter the profession at a time when scientific knowledge is constantly growing, and discoveries of targeted therapies and technologies continue to rapidly advance the field.